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Article: Uploading Your Saved World to a Palworld Server

Uploading Your Saved World to a Palworld Server


In this guide, we'll show you how to upload a local save to your Palworld server, so you don't have to start your game all over again when wanting to play with friends.

Finding Your Local Save Files

To get started, you need to locate your Palworld save files:

  • Launch Palworld and select “Start Game” to see your list of worlds.
  • Select the world you wish to upload and click the folder icon that can be found down to the left. This action will reveal your world files in their directory. Keep them handy for the next steps.

Uploading Your World

To upload your world to the server, follow these steps:

  • First, ensure your server is not running by stopping it via the control panel. Use an FTP client like FileZilla to connect to your server.
  • Open the directory /Pal/Saved/SaveGames/0 (it might be given some string of random letters) and open the folder there.
  • Delete all the files in this folder to make room for your save files.
Make sure to backup your files before carrying this out. 
  • Upload your world files, but make sure to exclude WorldOption.sav.
  • Launch the server.

Character Data Wipped On Transfer

The world host’s character data is also completely erased when you upload a locally maintained world to your server. This happens because the dedicated server has assumed the host character role. Why has this happened? There is no known, easy solution (short of delving into obscure player file technicalities) for how to prevent this.

How to Mitigate Data Loss On Your World Save

  • Store Important Items: Before uploading, place the host player's items, Pals, and equipment in world storage. This step helps preserve important assets, though experience and progress will still be lost.

Keeping Up With PalWorld Updates

Stay updated on Palworld developments to see if future updates offer a solution to the character data wipe issue. Engaging with the community through forums or official channels can provide valuable insights and potential workarounds.

To learn more about Palworld server hosting please check out our knowledge base where you can find various articles for help. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact our support team via on-site Tickets or Live Chat.